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intense flashes in the skies burning debris falling to the ground and meteo breaks up over rushes your roles and showers down on the return. also this hour financial movers and shakers flock to a major gathering in moscow to chew over the state a world economy made currency manipulation is and the never ending euro zone crisis . and concerns of a hollywood horror future surface in the u.s. as the government's assault support for surveillance is millions spent on biometrics research. law says
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budget cuts in the britain strike against police with thousands of layoffs in the past year all she takes a look at whether less officers means more crime. welcome to altie and of course we'll start with some breaking news this hour people in the urals in russia have seen burning objects raining down from the sky after a niche airlines exploded about the earth causing a meteor shower so i would this as reported several blasts rocking the region and long trails of smoke in the air and she's. here with us in the studio very welcome now so what a story i mean to brighten up our. morning routine is basically i guess this is
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arguably the worst or the most interesting morning you could possibly have basically imagine you're driving to work or you're walking to school or whatever and then all of a sudden there's five or six blasts people are still differing about the accounts of what was happening five or six they're rocking through the earth and actually i'm hoping that we can say yeah so here's what you can see basically you're driving down the road and then there's the sparkling thing going through the atmosphere than just blows up and you cannot hear it here you can hear the sound but there's really enormous boom basically this is all happening in that you have been screeching which is in the year olds mountains is happening right around nine o'clock in the morning so you know the rush hour traffic everybody is on their way somewhere there was glass shattered in various in various buildings actually we know a report that there was. the glass has shattered and one of the schools and several children have actually been wounded by the by the glass that was falling but you can see the pictures again right there this is really really an amazing sight i
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mean you don't get to see that kind of that kind of picture very often. people were being evacuated from public places they were told to stay indoors again see date and then we go straight into knighton think about the fact that there's in this entire time there was this very loud explosion so basically it's people were told by the minister of emergencies to stay inside not to go outside they were being evacuated from public places like train stations or schools or or whatever. there were reports of really poor cell. coverage people said their cell phones stopped working which is also another kind of a very disheartening situation you're you know you see something of this happening you start calling your loved ones your family and they're not responding because there's no connection. apparently this is an asteroid which broke apart into several pieces five or six pieces which as they entered the earth's atmosphere they basic. exploded and there was this boom that everybody heard and apparently
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according to the reports that we're getting from the minister emergencies and from the police they have recovered one of the fragments of the asteroids they did also say they thought he's also said that so far. to their estimates there has been they measured the levels of radiation obviously this is one of the primary concerns with everything that's coming from space and they said the radiation levels are fine there were fears that they could have been a military aircraft or even as yet of course immediately immediately there have been speculations flying out exactly what was happening i mean there is some of the why witness accounts are coming from all these grandmothers the bug which goes in the village who say that they walk outside you have no fall and they have no electricity to see this thing flying through the air by the way what you're seeing right now is actually the school that i was talking about you can see just how much the grasses were the glass was shattered by the explosion of the asteroid. of course people started speculating about what was happening like somebody said
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the war has started these were actually missiles. flying overhead there is to. do the emergency ministry people say now about communication and mobile communications and. radiation levels as well over the radiation levels seem to be all right but again the only recovered one piece that we still have to see what happened to the other four or five as far as the cellular coverage well there is still there is there are still some some interference there's still some issues there that obviously i'm imagining people are calling each other like crazy at this point everybody's standing in forwarding into their pictures and the video the video is amazing though apparently there is there are some reports there are some speculations that this could actually be a fragment from the asteroid to want to. hold on to the i mean right which is supposed to come close to to the planet and it's supposed to do it it was supposed to do it on friday night here to. yeah. this is sort of
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a teaser you know is sort of. exactly what it is we still have to wait for the scientists and for the authorities do have there is that about what exactly is happening but this could be it could be a fragment of that as you know of course we're not astronomers but they say about its closest approach will be at nineteen twenty five g.m.t. and it's about four hours away from. risk of collision hopefully. right well you know if there was a risk if that's what it is then i guess as usual we've got the brunt of it we have a large territories the inevitable things that fall from the sky the tendency to. go to the moon what maybe what was just wait a couple of hours and see what happens next my goodness. thanks for sharing your optimism with us and of course we'll be talking to you later thank you. space rocks approaching burn up safely in the planet's atmosphere that's according
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to us of course and we know that however one of getting all the way through to the surface isn't such an uncommon event so some scientists estimate hundreds of them actually reach the ground every year however because of the in terms of burning in the atmosphere most end up too small to cause any damage and produce a display like the one above the urals today so finding a fragment of freshly fallen takes a great deal of luck. ninety seven percent of space rocks found enough have fallen long ago and being injured by a falling falling it is an even rarer event with only one universally accepted accepted case in modern history for kilogram trunk through the roof on alabama home in one thousand nine hundred fifty four interrupting the residence afternoon nap on the arm and leg a bit of history for you now here. ok
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let's move on now so they world economic woes stirred by it tit for tat currency battles and europe's painful prices will come to light at a meeting of the g twenty financial heads and the leaders of central banks here in moscow so for russia the gathering is seen as a launch pad for a broader g. twenty summit this year and to talk more on that and are joined live by and he's. lucy i'm sorry but you've been overshadowed yeah a bit of that asteroid meteorite story but still always hearing now its concerns about the prospect of these so-called currency wars so what's behind this and are there any decisions on the cards today. good morning there you will from a cosmic sparks caused by media showers to economic sparks caused by the prospect of a currency war this has been raised by japan essentially lowering the value of the u.n. and this has opened a massive rift between rich countries who are heavily in debt and growing faster growing countries developing countries that are heavily dependent on exports who
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are quite worried about a wave of competitive devaluations now what does all this financial mumbo jumbo mean basically in tough economic times it could be pretty tempting for a country to lower the value of its currency for example taking this twenty dollar bill and making it worth a little bit less now why would someone want to do that because when your currency is devalued that makes your export goods cheaper on the market and that sort of creates a short term boost in economic growth now the fear with that is once you start going down that path as japan did europe can say well hey i'm going to lower the value of my currency america could follow suit and so on and so forth and that's the kind of clash that essentially leads to what we know as an economic currency war at the last time that happened was in the one nine hundred thirty s. and as we all remember that had some pretty devastating consequences now japan insists that it's just trying to stimulate its economy and what we're likely to see out of the g. twenty is probably some tough talk not a lot of action because the countries are quite divided on this issue what everyone
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can agree on is that a full blown full scale currency war certainly won't be good for anyone in these economic times and we did hear the russian finance minister calling for calm ahead of the talks saying that countries should really be competing between their economies and not focusing on the currencies and looks like it's not the only issue on the table that. of course one of the hot topics of debate is likely to be voting rights at the international monetary fund where countries like russia and china have less of a say despite the fact that they have trillions of dollars in reserves and so they are going to be pushing this is an ongoing issue or a revision in the way the i.m.f. is structured so that developing economies have more of a greater say now another major issue is of course debts and deficits and the finance minister is likely to try to come up with some sort of a new pact to reduce the borrowing now in happier economic times back in the twenty g. twenty in toronto the countries had agreed to half their deficits they're all unfortunately
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given the economic crisis falling short of those goals so we're likely to see a new statement a new sort of deficit reduction goal that's a little bit more watered down come out of this with more of a focus on economic growth as opposed to fiscal restraint now another issue that we're likely to see on the agenda is russia actually pushing forward for a special committee to track the validity and credibility of credit ratings agencies something that's likely to get a very warm response considering the recent scandals with the ratings agencies we're also going to see a major push for job creation this is something that russia has been very big on as well as a focus on more traditional topics like fighting corruption stimulating international trade and sort of trying to get this economic situation back on track but a lot of major financial issues of course as russia becomes the first big emerging economy to assume the annual presidency of the g twenty summit. she's loose
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a conference report in their life lisa thank you very much thank you. hunger poverty and a lack of health care it's modern day europe in greece the continent's most troubled state and people that are being forced to find ways to cope with a situation like you trundled and even leaving the country for greener pastures. the u.s. department of defense has allocated three million dollars for the development of a groundbreaking smartphone strace recognition technology though it's intended to be used mainly by the military its potential use in law enforcement health care and civil i.d. programs sparked new privacy concerns. as more now on america's formulas for surveillance. the information age was an era nearly everybody embrace but today's surveillance age experts say is a reality on most no one can escape we are five years away in new york from zero
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privacy from every new yorker being tracked and catalogued and watched and that information being saved for pretty much an indeterminate period of private investigator steve believes america is being landscaped into an eis wide open society through the advancing market of biometrics technology that uses physiological and behavioral recognition to identify people in. a system touted as a national security necessity is being used to build a database where the biometric identity of millions of americans will be gathered and stored when you look at crying when you look at terrorism what we're really focusing on is the individual and so if you are interested in reducing crime or reducing terrorism you do have to focus on the individual and i am in
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a way. of connecting the person with a measurement recognition of unwanted visitors face recognition and iris scanning are the current tools of the trade however scientists are reportedly developing new technology aimed at identifying anyone from much greater distances if researchers are successful the defense department may eventually be able to detect individuals by your sheet heartbeat walking patterns and possibly even older long range fingerprint and iris scanning are reportedly also being explored for the u.s. tool box of tracking their reasons to have such security devices sure. do i think it's american do i think it's appropriate that somebody can press a button and determine everywhere i've been everything i've done ever. we want to know its role and i think that we're title to privacy. author and
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journalist a.j. jacobs recently spent three months documenting every second of his life with a small camera and like a bluetooth it's remarkable it holds ten hours of video esquire magazine editor at large subscribed to self surveillance for an article about life long yet he believes the market of high tech cameras and consumer biometric applications will soon make little brother and equally big concern and i think that we are. we're not going to have a private moment in the future and i always tell people listen if you want to have an extramarital affair you better have it right now because you're going to be able to have them five years because everything will be tracked your husband or wife will be able to know exactly where you are at all times as companies like apple moved her words fingerprint readers and facial recognition insiders say that consumer electronics will generate an entirely new source of revenue for the biometric industry and industry estimated to bank more than nine billion dollars
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globally this year however the top cash cow is expected to remain government spending on security little bit in the past five years the department of defense has shelled out an estimated three billion dollars on biometric programs. hard to believe that just ten years ago the concept of facial recognition biometrics surveillance and domestic drones was limited to science fiction movies like minority report. earning a point on our nine hundred. now a decade behind bars without charge or trial now a praise being made to barack obama to finally free of british money from gun tunnel bay after he was cleared for release years ago this story and much more after a short break for you. speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all
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download free broadcast live video for your media project free media oh god r.t. dot com. he will be welcome bok honest international is taking a petition to the u.s. president to call for the release of a u.k. citizen who's now spent more than a decade in guntown i'm ok shock hey all mom was held under suspicion of links to al qaeda but has never been challenged to face a trial he was cleared for release in two thousand and nine but remains in detention nonetheless and tom was a bit well known at a fast council for gun tunnel prison as it says all most cases not an exception. shocker amr was sold for a bounty the united states drop of leaflets to go and offered five thousand to twenty five thousand dollars for every quote arab terrorists who would be turned in in an area where people make two hundred dollars a year that was enough as
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a leaflet said to feed your family for a life so any arab you found you could sell for a bounty there are about one hundred sixty people at guantanamo today about fifteen of those are people who really could be charged with war crimes like khalid shaikh mohammed they were brought to guantanamo afterwards of their other you know a hundred fifty or so people eighty six of them have been cleared for release and are sitting there the others are not even charged with anything or thought of to be really bad guys these are people ignored president obama faces opposition within congress and there's no doubt the people of that many republicans that pandered to fear. obama cannot let that stop him from doing justice these people need to be out shocker aamer should be out of guantanamo there's no reason for him to be there. which is police have been given a severe call thing with the number of offices in d.c. hitting a record low of the country juice is expensive and it's containing financial struggles
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but is it having any effect on the u.k. security well he saw fast trying to figure out by asking about this pro and anti motion legislative. the home secretary's announced plans to set up a national database where police officers will have to declare second jobs this is aimed at raising professional standards earth is also part of why the reforms that are seeing the number of police officers drop to their lowest levels for eleven years is the impact of a twenty percent cut and whitehall funding to police budgets takes effect but just think more about these. joined by conservative m.p. . and labor and. thank you very much to both of you for joining us jim i'm going to start with the a lot of the police officers that we were speaking with we've got is a bit of these reforms but at the same time they see the number of police. and police. i mean it's quite confusing time i think for police officers as to what's
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being expected. i understand that there may be slight consolation but given the battering the reputation of. the government had to take steps to shore up the reputation in terms of. the police service. in my part of east london we've seen over one hundred fifty uniform stuff in the past two years productions in crime which we've seen year on year for six years for the past two years have been an increase in crime last year of nine percent so as some parts of the country are being raised seeing the safety of people on the streets what do you say to. the lowest level of police officers now for eleven years. so they not know the police are having to take their share of the of the spending reductions along with the rest of the public sector to get the deficit under control and what we're actually seeing is it's not about numbers it's what
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you do with the police or innovative ways of maintaining a police presence on the street and jimmy have a increase in crime his constituency but the fact of the cross the computer on average last year crime. and in fact you fell in my force in leicestershire by eight percent as well so we are seeing a overall reduction in crime across the country the same plans with cutting police numbers but they're doing innovative things like sharing back office services with other forces to save money and keep those police out on the streets where people want to be sort of in offices filling in paperwork and that with red tape what do you think that they're being in his favor because. the coalition i've been in the way they're cutting public services across the police i was in the fire brigade for twenty five years twenty three years with the fire brigade. reporting mechanism for second jobs for for many many years a lot of the reforms that they are very sensible in east london we pioneered neighborhood policing it's fairly popular across a piece of the six officers in our district they're being reduced to two officers
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the marine unit in my area. we've been told that there would be no night patrols on the river as a result of these cuts this is a security assurance of counterterrorism issue as well as an issue of safety on the streets so we have different experiences in terms of our constituencies and everybody wants to support the police or we have a different economic strategy to deal with the deficit and the financial measures that need to be introduced essence what we want to do is support the place we both want to see crime reduced as well to do that kind of speak about integrity it's not just the the police integrity it's the public perception of the police integrity in the reforms will help to improve the public perception of prison k. which means you also important right thank you very very much for joining us you can join in our debate online dot com we've also been on twitter a lot of the public have been getting involved in this debate as well as members of the police force police reform to join in the debate about the latest police reforms. head of the second anniversary of the revolution that toppled the khadafi
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of regime foreigners are scrambling to get a flight out while government forces and allied militias tighten security around the country and there are fears of violent. protests against the current government and there have been reports of nato troops arriving in the capital tripoli but the west cares little for supporting democracy and i five agent on. the people who invest a lot of hope in the arab spring i think now they're beginning to realize the harsh reality that a lot of it was backed by the west and the west wants us to strip their countries of the mineral wealth i mean we're seeing the spillover into other areas like mali and niger as well and this is all part of a bigger sort of power play i think between the u.s. wanting to secure the minerals or says about africa generally and stop china getting them so in terms of democracy in arab spring i think it's very naive to think that that's what the west is trying to help these countries to achieve we've
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seen an absolute mess left behind by the nato invasion of libya which is what happened two years ago let's not mince words and that was problematic on so many levels not just the international legal level where suddenly aggressive war could be justified as humanitarian intervention even though it destabilized an entire country and results in many more deaths than could be prevented. we're also looking at a situation now where the country has lost its stability where there are reports coming out from independent journalists about militias still holding great swathes of the country and their power where we have competing fairly fundamentalist politicians police groups as well fighting over their territory without any of the promised ability wealth and democratic values that were suggested when nato went in so it's become such a mess and so many levels more people are without work agrees that at any time says the economic crisis began as the employment rate creeps up to twenty seven percent
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international lawyers are all that stopping the country going bankrupt and as for my greek m.p. either caillat says it said the human level that the deep cuts are really hitting home. well it seems that it's getting worse not better and this is the famous rescue of greece from the european union they say that will reach thirty percent of unemployment it means that one thousand people lose their jobs every day in greece this is starting to become a humanitarian crisis and i think it's something that we no one expected to see in the european union you see extreme poverty you see of people that they tried to get a plate of food from the church we have two hundred fifty thousand people every day trying to get to the church to find food we are talking about the young people that they want to find jobs in greece the trying to leave the country we're talking about people that don't have access to primary health services and we're talking
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about things that no one expected to see it seems that the plan for growth is taking to martin too long to take place so something has to change i do believe that germany has stuck to this plan and doesn't want to admit the mistakes where we listen every day of things that could have big been better for greece if the plan was bad the reef they had made better estimation about what would happen but this is something that's not only numbers it's one thousand people human beings in the european union that lose their jobs every day this is creating a three month or a crisis inside the euro zone. griese battles his financial problems germany faces serious issues of its own violent clashes have taken place between protesters and police as hundreds of new nart is marched in the city of dresden the rally was held to mark the sixty eighth anniversary of the allied bombing of the industrial center
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in world war two a day that has become a focal point for the extreme right in germany thousands of anti fascist protesters formed a human chain around the city to try and block the demonstration. in the u.s. senate republicans have voted against naming chuck hagel as secretary of defense delaying his confirmation fifty eight senators voted in favor of hagar taking the proposed two short of the sixty eight required to go to the next stage of the naming process republicans say the delay will allow them to find out more about the candor that hey go has come in for criticism for saying the jewish lobby had too much influence in washington. and let's go back to our breaking news story this hour some one hundred people have sought medical attention after a meteorite exploded above the earth with burning debris raining down from the sky in russia's new roles there was a large buying and windows were shattered and houses across the region people were
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evacuated from public places like schools and railway stations and mobile communications to since been restored one litter right piece has already been found radiation levels were set to be within a safe limits initially there were fears the incident could have been a military aircraft or even a miss out of course we'll keep you posted. and coming up after a short break the latest edition of peace about cross-talk to stay with us for that . helicopters flying through the air day and night rounds of assault rifle ammo popping as the choppers buzz over the land now this unique form of hell of terror is no longer a straw.

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